On July 17 the Colleyville City Council approved the first reading of the 2018-19 fiscal year Colleyville Crime Control and Prevention District budget.
The CCCPD funds public safety initiatives, including officer salaries and equipment.
“We request no major changes to the CCPD budget,” Police Chief Michael Miller said to the council.
Projected 2019 CCCPD revenues are estimated at $2.19 million, and expenditures are estimated at $1.99 million, creating an ending fund balance of $1.09 million.
The CCCPD budget accounts for salary and benefits for 10 sworn police officers operating out of this budget rather than the general budget, with the total current sworn officers remaining at 43. The CCCPD budget also includes initiatives for two part-time nonsworn officers to assist with directing traffic and taking minor reports, new police vehicles and equipment, among other programs.
In addition, the CCCPD budget includes funding to gain Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies certification. According to the CALEA website, once the certification is implemented, it will present the agency’s chief executive officer, on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery. Miller described it as the “gold standard” for a police department.
Mayor Richard Newton explained to those in attendance at the meeting that the CCCPD is governed by a separate board that has already heard the budget presentation and approved it. This presentation took place on June 19 and included the complete FY 2018-19 budget proposal and a five-year forecast based on current information. No changes to the FY 2018-19 proposed CCCPD budget were requested by the board.
“That board did pass the budget so this council has 10 days to pass that same budget, so that’s why we’re hearing this,” the mayor said. “And if we didn’t [approve this budget]we would have to meet with that board and reconcile that. But I don’t think there’s going to be any problems passing the budget.”
The council commended Miller for the work he has done for the city so far, and a second reading for the budget will be held in August.